Snow day

Even though I always have off work on Wednesdays, I pretended that it was a work day today and I got to stay home because of the blizzard. It made me happy to feel like I was getting out of work. Yesterday I left early so I could get home before the start of “The Blizz 2011,” but that was pretty unnecessary. Things didn’t start getting dicey until later last night. On my way home I stopped at the grocery store because I didn’t get a change to go over the weekend. Holy cats it was busy! There were barely any spots in the parking lot. People were apparently stocking up on water and canned goods like we were headed for a nuclear attack. Really, it’s just snow people. It’s not like we are going to be trapped in our homes for weeks.

Last night as the wind started to blow like crazy and the snow was coming down, I snapped a few pics out the window.

They don’t really do much to convey how nasty it really was out there. The wind was fierce and the snow was blowing and drifting everywhere. This morning I woke up to this.

My favorite part is the bike chained to the pole. What a nice day for a ride!

This is out the same window as the pictures from last night. That drift on the sidewalk was easily 5 feet tall, and you can see the cars down the street all plowed/drifted in.

All day I have been watching people try to get their cars out. I have never been so grateful for underground parking. Look at the car in the little parking lot across the street. Yeah, that one’s not going anywhere for a while.

So what did I do with my little “snow day” you might ask? I am happy to say it has been very productive so far. I did two loads of laundry, one of which involved dying our off-white flannel sheets pink for valentine’s day. Whoopsies! You mean you’re not supposed to throw a red blanket in with white sheets? What?

I also dusted and vacuumed the entire condo, organized the pantry, dusted off my bike and rode the trainer for 45 mins, and cleaned the bathroom. Who am I? I also had a tasty lunch to keep me going.

Carrot sweet potato soup that I made last night from this recipe. Try it, seriously. On the side is an oatmeal quinoa scone that I also made last night along with some kale chips. I haven’t made kale chips in a while, and I don’t know why because these rocked my socks off. After lunch I had a bowl of cherries with a dark chocolate square. That triggered my sweet tooth and prompted me to eat a massive amount of chocolate chips and peanut butter, thus probably ruining my appetite for dinner. I promised Steve a teriyaki stir fry tonight, so I will still be making that. At least it will be a good lunch for tomorrow.

Now I am off to do some more cleaning. I cannot be stopped. I think I am going to do my quarterly mopping of the floors. Please don’t judge.

How often do you mop your floors?

Quarterly, if that often. I know it’s gross but I hate doing it so much. I would rather clean 10 toilets than mop the floor. And don’t worry, I do at least vacuum/sweep it on occasion.

Do you have any trigger foods?

For me it’s sweet things like chocolate. Sometimes once I start I can’t stop until I’ve done some major damage. Cereal does it sometimes too. What causes that?

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3 responses to “Snow day

  1. that is so funny b/c I always have Wed off too but I pretended that I was getting a snow day, also! Ha. I love the pics!

    We now mop our floors once a weekend b/c T is all over them but before that…..um……once a month?

  2. omols

    I made that soup again on Monday! I added an apple and some ginger too though and didn’t have any of the fresh herbs.

    We don’t have much snow but did have ice/freezing rain (ugh) and yesterday I slipped and fell, my lunch hit the ground, and the pyrex my soup was in broke! Sad! Luckily it was in a plastic bag in my lunch bag so it didn’t make too much of a mess.

    I hate mopping too–we have hardwood and tile and I usually just sweep/vacuum and spot clean if there’s a small spill or something!

  3. I love the term “trigger food”. Sugar of most kinds gets me going…I want more and more of it :/

    PB adn Chocolate chips are made for each other.

    Glad you didn’t have to travel in that horrible weather!